Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Mark Farrell

A stunning surprise: Interim Mayor Mark Farrell

In a stunning vote that nobody expected, the Board of Supes selected Sup. Mark Farrell to be interim mayor, leaving the June race wide open and with no incumbent. Farrell...

The Agenda, Jan 8-16: A critical rent-control vote, and the power struggle at City Hall

The most important and dramatic change in state rent control law in 20 years is up for its first hearing at a state Assembly committee Thursday/11– and the vote...

Can Breed be both mayor and supervisor? Maybe not

Dean Preston, a lawyer and District Five resident, is asking city attorney Dennis Herrera to rule on whether London Breed can act as both mayor and supervisor – and...

The next mayor may serve for 10 years. And candidates have 27 days to decide

It was very strange to go to the Board of Supes Question Time today and not see Ed Lee. I’ve concluded that under Lee, the idea of the mayor joining...

Lee’s death shocks the city

Mayor Ed Lee’s death last night shocked the city. He was relatively young, had no apparent health issues, and showed no signs of slowing down his energetic pace as...

Rich homeowners win one — but why is this even an issue?

It’s fair to ask whether a group of people who don’t live in Presidio Terrace, who aren’t wealthy neighbors of Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, would get the kind...

The Agenda, July 24-30: Undemocratic voting, municipal broadband …

The bill that would limit citizen initiatives against development is now in the state Senate, and will be heard in committee in August. The SF supes will vote again...

Cell-phone companies try to ram through bill blocking local control of transmitters

The state Senate has a had a bumper-crop year for bills to help developers, landlords, and corporate interests – and to undermine the ability of local government to negotiate...

Supes pass anti-eviction bill — but vote 6-5 against a key enforcement measure

The supes approved new limits on owner move-in evictions Tuesday, taking a big step forward toward addressing the city’s latest eviction crisis – but by a 6-5 vote, the...

Perspectives: How is San Francisco dealing with owner-move-in evictions?

Perspectives: This post is part of an ongoing feature column to bring some broader perspectives. This post is a collaboration with the Bay City Beacon. Competing legislation introduced by Supervisor...